Music & Clowns


Music & Clowns


THEME: Around the World

THURSDAY  |  7 - 9 PM

Animation | 2018 | 7 min. 29 sec.
Official Selection
Suggested Rating | G
Country | United Kingdom
Language | English
Producer | Alex Widdowson
Director | Alex Widdowson
[DOC NYC • Spark Animation •  La' Alternativa Barcelona  • Factual Animation Film Festival • London International Animation Festival]
Despite being close to nonverbal my brother is funny, charming and perceptive. I discuss with my parents what it was like raising a child with Down syndrome. Our speculations about his inner life reveal as much about our own subjectivity as they do his.  There is a critical under representation of the ordinary and diverse lives of people with Down syndrome. As prenatal testing advances I feel an urgency to provide insight for people making a life changing decision regarding whether or not to raise a child with Down syndrome.
Eligible for Specialty Award:
  • Best Student Film | Collegiate
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